My guacamole recipe is slowly becoming my new go-to favourite for a special treat for our friends and family.
I’ve been stepping up my after-school snack options for the girls lately. Since we are home just after 3pm, and we don’t eat dinner until after 5pm, there are a couple of hours where nibbling here and snacking there can go horribly wrong.
Instead, we’ve been trying cheese, vegetable and fruit plates. Hummus and guacamole have also been favourite treats. So here is the guacamole I put together last week that was a big hit.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 2 tsp minced (or pureed) garlic
- 2 tsp lemon (or lime) juice
- 1/4 white onion, minced
- 8 - 10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
- Remove skin and seed and mash avocados in a bowl.
- Add garlic, lemon (or lime) juice and onion and mix well.
- Add cherry tomatoes and mix lightly until blended.
- Serve with nacho chips or vegetables.
- I use both lemon and lime juice. Either tastes fine and it usually just depends on what I have on hand when I pull everything out to make it.
I like this recipe because it doesn’t include any sour cream or mayo. The trick to getting it creamy is to choose the right avocado. You want one that is ripe to the point where it is a little soft when you squeeze (but not squishy). If you buy your avocados a few days ahead of time, keep that in mind as they will continue to ripen when they are sitting on your counter for those few days.
I also like to have the ingredients for either guacamole or hummus on hand when we have guests over because they are really quick to make in case anyone gets hungry.
Which reminds me… I should get my hummus recipe up here too.